Category: Risk Management


Employer health and safety checklist
July 2, 2020

Employer health and safety checklist

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With many beginning to head back to work it is important that government regulations are followed to the letter. If regulations are not followed then should an incident occur, you may be liable. To help with this issue, Markel has produced a ten point checklist to ensure that you follow guidelines and are protected. You…

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Hazardous activity in engineering services
July 1, 2020

Hazardous activity in engineering services

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Fires are unfortunately all too common during maintenance and construction. Usually this is caused by inadequate control when using heat. While hazards are often controlled, with recent lockdown procedures it may be a case that there is an increase in hazards in the workplace. For projects that ended abruptly there will be challenges on how…

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RIDDOR and COVID-19 – reporting of a dangerous occurrence
June 24, 2020

RIDDOR and COVID-19 – reporting of a dangerous occurrence

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One of the many questions that has arisen relates to reporting requirements for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This article sets out some of the key HSE requirements and provides practical examples of how these may apply. Dangerous occurrences The HSE states that an unintended incident at work which has led to someone’s possible…

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How to prevent Legionnaires Disease following lockdown
June 24, 2020

How to prevent Legionnaires Disease following lockdown

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Legionnaires disease is caused by a bacteria called Legionella. Legionella thrives in water systems in unoccupied buildings where the water has become stagnant. With many premises being unoccupied for months the risk of this disease is very high.   Here are some tips to prevent the disease in your building:   – Flush out cold…

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Safety Briefing – why does it matter now?
June 15, 2020

Safety Briefing – why does it matter now?

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As Coronavirus stay-at-home measures begin to lift and businesses reopen, health and safety will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Businesses will be reviewing their Risk Assessments and control measures to ensure they minimise risk to their employees.   It’s not hard to imagine that in a few months we will start seeing and…

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Managing risk as businesses reopen after COVID-19
June 8, 2020

Managing risk as businesses reopen after COVID-19

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Should the potential of risk and liability be a concern for reopening businesses? As businesses begin to reopen across the UK they need to plan carefully to mitigate risks.     Green light   You are given the COVID-19 protocol ‘okay’ to return to work so open your doors for business, staff are directed to…

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Allianz Step by Step Restarting Business Guide
June 2, 2020

Allianz Step by Step Restarting Business Guide

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Allianz have released their step by step guide for restarting your business to avoid the risk of legal action if procedures are not followed correctly. The guide includes notes on risk management, security and procedures to help manage your business in the post-lockdown period. With businesses looking to restart following loosening of lockdown procedures, many…

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Risk Insight: How Coronavirus is affecting Cargo Insurance
May 24, 2020

Risk Insight: How Coronavirus is affecting Cargo Insurance

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Risk Insight: How Coronavirus is affecting Cargo Insurance Customers What is the likely/potential impact on Supply Chain? All areas of the supply chain in or via countries impacted expect to face reduced capacity to handle goods due to restrictions on movements of people and cargo. These restrictions are likely to have a significant impact on…

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Managing Your Exposures – Sport & Leisure Industry
May 22, 2020

Managing Your Exposures – Sport & Leisure Industry

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Managing Your Exposures – Sport & Leisure Industry Some risks are common to all in the sector property and casualty exposures for risks such as fire, flood or slips & trips – liability. Also, Business Interruption is a big consideration for those with a reliance on a specific location – for example a Hotel or…

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GAP Insurance is still important
May 18, 2020

GAP Insurance is still important

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Gap Insurance is still important A third of drivers say having access to a car is more important than ever following the Coronavirus outbreak. A third of drivers say they’re more reliant than ever on having access to a car. The research from the RAC underscores the increasing reliance many drivers have on their cars…

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